There are spiffy new glow-in-the-dark, lemon-lime-colored road signs on Worthen Road now.
The signs and the poles are covered with brilliant reflective material. When automobile headlights approach, it hits the pole and sign, which seems to light up part of the street.
“It’s a new color recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” Police Capt. Joseph O’Leary said. “They’ve gotten away from orange and white cross straps.”
They certainly are colorful -- and brilliant at 10 p.m.
There are a few sections in Lexington that are pretty dark – and that is one. These signs will help.
“Over the years we’ve had a couple of fatal accidents on Worthen Road,” Joe said.
“I think it’s important to note that there are a lot of changes being made to the road,” Joe said. “Those signs are one thing.”
Joe said Police Capt. Manny Ferro worked with Town Engineering creating and finding placement for the signs and relocating cross walks to the safest places, “with an eye getting them in lit areas and where motorists would anticipate people would cross," Joe said.
Joe first saw this eye-popping color in another town a few years ago and was impressed. When I saw them last week I was too.
“I noted that not only was the sign was that bright green, but the post as well,” Joe said. “It draws your attention to the cross walk.”
Yes, it definitely does.
Great work Manny, Town Engineering and DPW workers!